RECENT EVENTS

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5th Annual Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway

For the fifth year straight, Fishing Lessons Inc. is extremely proud to be able to give back to the communities where we have built lasting relationships. Our hope is that challenged communities will be able to share the joy and the memories that the Thanksgiving holiday brings.

Our giveaway is planned to ensure that families in under-served communities that may face challenges and hardships are provided the opportunity to celebrate Thanksgiving with their families and loved ones with food on the table. We this being said, our goal this year is to give away 200 turkeys along with the traditional sides and trimmings on Saturday, November 17th from 10AM-12PM at 3000 Blodgett St., Houston, TX. They will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis and limited to one turkey per household.

If you are interested in helping us achieve this goal, you can make a monetary donation here.

Hope to see you there!

PAST EVENTS

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Fishing Lessons Inc. Book Drive

We did it! We hosted a book drive from March 3 - August 4, 2018 with a goal to attain 4,500 books and we are thrilled to announce that that goal was surpassed! This book drive was the first step in our larger campaign to not only rebuild a school library within the Houston area but also to make sure that the library is equipped in a manner that would be sufficient to educating the children.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to make this happen!

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Fishing Lessons Inc. & Spivey's Presents: Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway (11/18/2017)

Our Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway was a resounding success. With the help of local sponsors and community leaders, we were able to distribute over 100 bags of turkeys and Thanksgiving trimmings to families in need during this holiday season. FLI cannot express enough how appreciative and grateful we were of each individual that came out and volunteered their time. We could not have done it without your help. Thank you!

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Fishing Lessons Inc. Presents: Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway (11/19/2016)

Fishing Lessons Inc. would like to extend our gratitude for the volunteers and persons whom participated in our annual Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway. FLI would also like to send a personal shoutout to Attucks Middle School for hosting. The amount of collaboration on this project proved that many institutions still believe in a proven proverb "It takes a village to raise a child".

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Fishing Lessons Inc. Presents: Pop-Up Shop (05/07/2016)

We want to express our appreciation to the many individuals and companies who contributed to the success for our second annual Pop-Up Shop Clothing Giveaway held on May 7, 2016 at Mason Community Park. Many thanks go to all who donated items because we could not have been as successful without it. We cannot convey our gratitude enough to our many volunteers who extended their time. The event was, once again, a great success, and we hope all whom participated enjoyed it as much as we did.

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Fishing Lessons Inc. Presents: Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway

On Saturday November 21, 2015, Fishing Lessons Inc. presented our second annual Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway. This event provided 100 families in the east Houston area with the opportunity to enjoy a wholesome Thanksgiving meal equipped with all of the traditional nutritional sides. The community also provided a medical representative which signed individuals up for Obama Care as well as explained different insurance options. In addition, F.L.I. provided drug prevention pamphlets and information for teens and families that could have benefited from such a resource.

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Fishing Lessons Inc. Presents: Back to School Block Party (08/15/2015):

On Saturday, August 15, 2015, Fishing Lessons Inc. held a Back to School Block Party. The event was fun-filled and aimed at narrowing the gap between the institutions of public education and the communities for which they serve. The event held a host of activities for youth such as water inflatables, bike raffles and backpack giveaway. We also had a host of resources specific to the needs of the community such as Houston Health Department.

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Fishing Lessons Inc. Presents: Pop-Up Shop (03/14/2015):

On Saturday March 14, 2015, Fishing Lessons Inc. held our first annual Pop-Up Shop Clothing Giveaway. The event was focused on addressing the needs of the children and adolescents within the community by having a clothing giveaway. The shop consisted of not only clothing, but shoes and accessories as well. All together there were 450 articles of shoes, clothing and accessories given to the youth within the neighborhood.

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Fishing Lessons Inc. Presents: Thanksgiving Turkey Basket Giveaway (11/22/2014):

On Saturday November 22, 2014, Fishing Lessons Inc. held our first annual Turkey Giveaway. In recognition of the Thanksgiving Holiday and being cognizant that a fifth of children live in poverty (National Center for Children in Poverty, 2013), the event was aimed at meeting the basic need of nourishment in such a manner that met the fundamental need of "eating" as well as upheld individuals and families dignity once received. The Thanksgiving baskets consisted of turkey, dressing, corn, greens, corn bread, potatoes, mac-n-cheese and beverages.

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Fishing Lessons Inc. Presents: Back Pack Giveaway (08/23/2014):

On Saturday August 23, 2014, Fishing Lessons Inc. presented our Back to School Backpack Giveaway in which families living in low-income communities received a backpack for each of their school-age children. The backpacks consisted of the traditional core school supplies that were essential to a child's educational success.

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Fishing Lessons Inc. Presents: Back to School Pool Party Back Pack Drive (08/10/2014):

On Sunday August 10, 2014, Fishing Lessons Inc. organized our first Backpack Fundraiser to benefit the disadvantaged children within the under-served communities of Houston. With the help of community partners and local citizens, we were able to collect the grade-appropriate supplies that filled 75 backpacks for children between the ages of 6 – 18.